Winter Solstice Giveaway

yoga pose wearing toe talk socks

Today is Winter Solstice so lets celebrate that darkness is removed by an increasing light. Solstice became a special time for me back in 1995 when I wandered into my first yoga class at the YMCA. I loved it and signed up for a yoga retreat called Summer Solstice in New Mexico the same year.  […]

Great Yoga Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Yoga Alphabet Pictures ABC

If you’re stuck for a gift this holiday season, share your Yoga Love with these gift recommendations for kids and adults including books, iPad apps, and more!

Namaste and Kids – Book Giveaway

book cover of Mama Yoga and the Story of Namaste

Today we have a super special guest reviewer.  Her name is Charlotte Marron and she’s reviewing Mama Yoga and the Story of Namaste by Susanna Stratford. Charlotte is 10 years old and has been doing yoga with Young Yoga Masters for about 3 years.  She’s a wonderful yogi and teacher, you’ll see in her book […]

Your Chance to Win: Yummi Yogi Cookie Cutters

ceramic-ornaments

The Night Before Yoga… Twas the 31st of October When ghouls and goblins came out to play And kids of all ages Saw a unique pumpkin on display. “Hey look,” said one kid “A yoga pumpkin!” he’d shout The pumpkin was lit With five yoga poses cut out. “I know that pose,” said a child […]

Kids Yoga in Schools – Not My Favorite Location

kids yoga class in the gym school

This is Part Two of the Series on Creative Ways to Get Kids Yoga into Schools. How can kids yoga teachers bring yoga into schools?  Let’s talk!  Check out why its not my favorite location and what these teachers do to bring yoga into schools. Leave a comment to give your opinion, advice, or experience […]

Facing Fear on a Personal Note and a Spooktacular Halloween Craft

4 kids hold up their Lion Masks at Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Camp

The topic of Halloween and facing fear feels appropriate for personal fears I’m facing and Halloween classes. Get activities for great Halloween Kids Yoga classes and a fun craft making lion masks that kids of all ages loved.

Creative Ways to Get Kids Yoga into Schools

kids yoga teacher training pictures of the yoga alphabet train, yoga cards, healthy stretching, and fun learning

Back to School isn’t just for kids! Come get trained as a kids yoga teacher – next training starts September 20, 2014!  You’ll have so many wonderful ideas to bring yoga into your classroom. In 2010, I wrote about How to Start a Kids Yoga Program at a School.  Well, things have changed in schools […]

Back to School Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

the class of kids yoga teacher holding up their grauduation certificate from Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School

A Zen story yoga lesson plan for Back to school that kids love about what it means to listen and learn. The Story of the Empty Cup with a yoga for children twist.

5 Kids Yoga Activities to Enhance Your Camps this Summer

Kids Yoga Teacher Training drawing your amazing body on paper and adding muscles, bones, and organs

It’s summer!  Which means kids yoga camps and time to try fresh ideas that you just don’t have time to try in a regular class. I’m planning a summer camp right now.  It’s 18 hours of kids yoga over 5 days in our 10 Day Kids Yoga Teacher – Summer Certification.  So going through my […]

I Need Your Advice for Kids Yoga with Different Age Groups?

Teaching yoga to children of specific age groups toddlers are 18 months to 2.5 years, preschool are 2.5 to 4 years, kinder yoga is 4 to 5 years olds, junior school age is 6 - 8 years old. senior school age is 9 to 12 years old, teen yoga is 13 plus years old and yoga camps are usually 5 to 12 years old

I’m working on a new quick reference chart (below) for teaching yoga to children of different age groups. I’m making the chart because so many new kids yoga teachers wonder about teaching specific ages, things like: “What age range should I choose for my studio classes or summer camps?” “Are games too juvenile for teens?” […]